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UnityPoint Health Tumor Registrar-Certified in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

This position could be hired as a Part Time or a Full Time position depending on the candidate.

Candidate must be Certified Tumor Registrar


The CTR – Cancer Services will identify, abstract and maintain comprehensive, accurate data on patients with a diagnosis of cancer and other diagnoses within St. Luke’s Hospital defined population. This position will be responsible for collecting, managing and abstracting data on cancer patients diagnosed and/or treated at St. Luke’s Hospital.

The CTR – Cancer Services will act as a resource person for those directly involved in the management of cancer patients and will work cooperatively within the hospital community to coordinate the collection, management and abstraction of cancer data. The CTR – Cancer Services works in collaboration with the Cancer Committee to identify areas of improvement regarding practice, policies and processes.


  • Purposefully conducts all aspects of the job in an ethical manner in support of the hospital’s commitment to ethical behavior in all areas of personal and professional activity.

  • Oversee the identification and abstracting of data on all cancer patients diagnosed and/or treated within St. Luke’s Hospital defined population for statistical reporting, analysis and inclusion into Electronic Registry System (ERS).

  • Provide quality oversight of case findings, abstracting, coding, follow-up and data processing, adhering to requirements of the State Health Registry of Iowa and the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

  • Oversee the utilization of data in ERS and adhere to the Policy and Procedure Manual of the Cancer Registry at St. Luke’s Hospital; assure the registry adheres to cancer reporting requirements of the State Health Registry of Iowa and the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

  • Provide direction and expertise in disseminating cancer statistics and educational information to physicians, hospital staff, patients and potential patients.

  • Maintain confidentiality and security of all patients, identifying information stored in the Cancer Registry files in compliance with federally approved protocols for the protection of human rights responsibilities and in adherence with St. Luke’s Hospital’s Policy and Procedures.

  • Prepare routine and statistical reports related to the cancer patient population for St. Luke’s upon request of hospital personnel and the Cancer Committee, in compliance with American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Standards.

  • Work collaboratively with the Coordinator of Cancer Registry Data to monitor and report on the quality of the Tumor Registry Operations data and activities.

  • Take active role in St. Luke’s Cancer Committee attending and participating in meetings as a required member. Assist Director of Cancer Services in preparation of Cancer Committee Meetings and taking of minutes as requested.

  • Participate in continuing education course work to stay abreast of new developments in registry data management, regulations, requirements and trends to improve the quality of data collection and management.

  • Take active role in preparation of multidisciplinary cancer conference and attend conference on a weekly basis.

  • Responsible for updating policies and procedures relating to Tumor Registry Operations under the direction of the Cancer Committee and Director of Cancer Services.



  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree, emphasis in health science preferred

  • Certified Tumor Registrar


  • Minimum of two years current CTR experience

  • Knowledge of Tumor Registry software and equipment

  • Excellent clinical knowledge and analytical abilities necessary to plan and evaluate

  • Ability to participate in multidisciplinary teams and work collaboratively with medical staff and other heath care professionals

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent organizational skills

Requisition ID: 2020-76773

Street: 202 10th St SE

Name: 1010 UnityPoint Health CR St Lukes Hospital

Name: Oncology Administration

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Monday - Friday Flexible Days

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